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Hi everyone! I got my first anonymous internet death threat today!

ProTip: If you want to get help from a developer, try not threatening to kill him/her when you ask.

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Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 07:00:35 -0400
To: paulandhollyblair@gmail.com
Subject: Bricked tablet DUE TO YOUR SCRIPT
From: will3032840@hush.ai


WHY THE **** DID YOU TELL ME TO PUT IT IN /system/bin YOU ****TARD!!!
YOUR SUCH A ****ING LOSER THAT I'M PRACTICALLY GONNA SEND THE ****ING
TABLET TO YOU... YOU MAKE EVERYTHING BREAK SO IF YOU DON'T SEND IT
BACK I'm gonna find you. and KILL YOU!!!!
-****ING ANON
No idea what this idiot is talking about. I've never written any kind of script or tutorial for a tablet....

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Subject: Re: Bricked tablet DUE TO YOUR SCRIPTo
From: Paul Blair <paulwblair@live.com>
To: <will3032840@hush.ai>
CC: <paulandhollyblair@gmail.com>

It's "you're such a ****ing loser", not "your such a ****ing loser".

I've never published any script meant for a tablet.  If you took 
some script I wrote (I can't even think of what you might be 
talking about) that was meant for a phone and applied it to your 
tablet, you're a ****ing idiot who deserves to have his tablet 
bricked.
Mr. Diplomatic comes back with his best (still no idea what this a-hole
is talking about...

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To: "Paul Blair" <paulwblair@live.com>
Subject: Re: Bricked tablet DUE TO YOUR SCRIPTo
From: will3032840@hush.ai

well **** you you told me to put it there.
But then he must have realized that his strategy of f-bombs, insults and death threats might not be the best way to get help, so he comes back with some mad John Bolton ambassador skillz...

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To: "Paul Blair" <paulwblair@live.com>
Subject: Re: Bricked tablet DUE TO YOUR SCRIPTo
From: will3032840@hush.ai

I'm very sorry for my response, your tutorial told me to put it in the
wrong place, please help me fix my tablet,
-ANON
Oh, well that makes everything better. I'll get right on it (still no idea what tutorial we are talking about)...

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Subject: Re: Bricked tablet DUE TO YOUR SCRIPTo
From: Paul Blair <paulwblair@live.com>

Go to hell asshole. Like I said I've never written any kind of 
tutorial or script for a tablet. It's stupid gits like you that 
make the dev sections at XDA a PITA for developers. Go to whatever 
forum that is dedicated to *YOUR* tablet and ask the people there 
for help.

I'll give you one piece of advice: You might have better luck 
getting help if you don't threaten to kill the people you ask.
Since the only scripts/tutorials I've ever written in the last two years have been related to the Epic 4G, and since the person sent the original used the paypal donation email address at XDA, they obviously are a member or lurker here. Anyone want to own up to this email?

Hope everyone had a nice weekend.
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That may be the funniest thing I've ever read

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DANG ! and you are one of the most HELPFUL Devs we've ever had ... I think that guy just mistook you for someone else ( hopefully ) ...
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Wow what the hell? You totally didn't deserve that. You've been nothing but nice and have made some great work for the epic. Don't let this guy get in your head. The only thing this guy has going for him is a good taste in movies because it sounds like he just saw taken.

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You responded much more patiently than most of us would have.

I personally would have forwarded his email to local FBI office if for no other reason than to put the fear of (insert favorite deity here) in his teenage ass.

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Looks like he's from Anguilla. Til I looked up what domain .ai is, I had no idea that existed. Sounds made up, but it's a British territory in the Caribbean.


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Looks like he's from Anguilla. Til I looked up what domain .ai is, I had no idea that existed. Sounds made up, but it's a British territory in the Caribbean.

That's just the email domain. I'm assuming Hushmail is an anonymous email service...meant for sending "anonymous" emails.
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That's just the email domain. I'm assuming Hushmail is an anonymous email service...meant for sending "anonymous" emails.
Ok I actually bothered to check out hushmail. They are just an email provider based on Canada. It what he surely thought was a stroke of genius, this dumbass chose the .ai domain for his address thinking it would provide some kind of anonymity.
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Wow.....just...wow!

Hey TL! Wassup? So we at war with Canada now? LOL

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Wow.....just...wow!

Hey TL! Wassup? So we at war with Canada now? LOL
I'm all up for blaming Canada!
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